Value of trophy hunting to conservation massively overstated: report

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Banner image:  Leopard taxidermy at the annual Safari Club International Convention in 2020. (Photo: HSUS) Article by Don Pinnock originally in the Daily Maverick, 22 March 2022 A myth-busting exercise on hunting questions the claim that bagging wildlife trophies is sustainable. When you strip trophy hunting to its essentials, it’s about …

UK Voters Overwhelmingly Support a Hunting Trophy Import Ban

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Rumours circulate that the UK Government is considering abandoning the Animals Abroad Bill altogether – after recently announcing “Government set to ditch promised animal welfare ban on fur imports and foie gras” (19 February 2022). The proposed legislation to end hunting trophy imports, which was to be contained within the Animals …

Rabbit Farming in the UK – Mylor Bridge, Cornwall AONB

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On 19 March 2021, Cornwall Council, Directorate for Planning, Growth and Sustainability refused the planning application (ref. PA20/08566) for Mr P Kerry’s proposed rabbit farm (captive breeding, meat and fur production) upon “Land North Of Tregunwith Wood Tregunwith Mylor Bridge TR11 5SU” – Notice of Refusal of Planning Permission, 19 March …

Rabbit Farming in the UK – Buckinghamshire, Chilterns AONB

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On 11 May 2021, Buckinghamshire Council, Directorate for Planning, Growth and Sustainability refused the planning application (ref. PL/21/0130/FA) for Mr P Kerry’s proposed rabbit farm (captive breeding, meat and fur production) upon “Land at Magpie Lane Amersham Road, Coleshill, Buckinghamshire” – Decision – Application Refused, 11 May 2021. On the 25 …

Gucci Tiger Collection Marketing – Failure

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Using tigers (or any wildlife for that matter) as dangerous show props (for example, Siegfried and Roy – “It took four men and a fire extinguisher to get the tiger off him”), or to promote an ‘aspirational lifestyle’ (sic) is reprehensible. However, it appears that some fashion brands/influencers don’t get it – …

Why Britain should Ban Hunting Trophies ASAP

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The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Banning Trophy Hunting are holding a public webinar discussion on 11 January 2022, 11:00 – 12:00 hours (GMT): “On Tuesday 11 January, the APPG launches its new report ‘Shooting Up – Are Britain’s Trophy Imports & Hunting Companies Booming?‘ in a webinar open to the public, …

2021 Review

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In last year’s review,  it was hoped that in 2021 we could start to return to some kind of ‘normality’ after Coronavirus (Covid-19) impacted the globe – it would seem we are still a long way from any guarantee of ‘normality,’ as the fight against the virus endures. On a …